Product Release Notes

January 1, 2020

Each month, our team releases highlights of what has changed in Bill.com and posts them to our Support Center.   

Get all updates here: 

 All Release Notes 

January 2021 - Release Highlights

More visibility into your sync preferences

Now you can check your Company Profile - sync audit trail to see details about your "sync automatically" setting, like when it was turned on or off, and by whom.

Learn more

December 2020 - Release Highlights

Processing Vendor Direct card payments is now even easier

Virtual card payment notifications now include the full 16 digit card number, making it simple to process payment without having to locate the first 6 digits from the welcome email

November 2020 - Release Highlights

1. Verify your bank instantly and start scheduling payments faster

If your bank is eligible, we can now send test transactions instantly when you add your bank account using your account and routing numbers instead of online banking. No need to wait 1-2 days to verify and begin scheduling payments

2. Have even more control over users and banks in your account

Eligible accounts can now use Dual Control to maintain even more security and control over users and bank accounts. Use Dual Control to require a second administrator to approve changes to users or banks made by another administrator.

3. Immediately schedule payment or mark a bill as paid if no approval is required

If you have bills that don't need to be approved, you can now mark them as paid, print a check in your accounting software, or schedule a payment right when you create the bill. No need to save first!

4. Find payments that need attention faster

The Payments out tab is now split into 3 new tabs to help you locate and address payments that need attention faster.

  • All payments
  • Expiring Payments
  • Failed payments

October 2020 - Release Highlights

1. More control over your Vendor Direct virtual card payments

If your vendor has not yet processed a Vendor Direct virtual card payment after 16 days, and you'd like to reissue the payment as a check or ePayment instead, you can now do that in just a few clicks.

Simply click Void next to the payment on the Expiring payments tab of the Payments out page, and select the reissue a new payment option on the void screen to reissue the payment via the vendor's previous payment method.

2. Add new users to your clients and your console at the same time

If you are a console administrator, you can now add new users to your client accounts, and if the email domain of the new user matches yours, you can copy the same new users to your console, at the same time.

When you are adding a user to a client account, check a box to tell us you'd also like the user added to the console as a Team Member, without having to go add the user to the console separately.

3. Edit International vendor's beneficiary and payment currency without having to re-add the bank

If you have an international vendor who requests a payment currency change, or their account/beneficiary name changes, you can now edit them without having to remove all of the vendor's bank information and add it all back along with the changes.

On the vendor's profile, you can click Edit bank, edit those pieces of info, and save. The rest of the bank info is kept as is.

September 2020 - Release Highlights

1. Remind approvers right from a bill or credit

If your approver has not yet approved a bill or credit and you'd like to remind them that it is waiting on their review, you can do that right from the bill or credit itself.

Simply click Remind next to the approver you'd like to send a reminder and we'll send the approver an email to remind them that the bill or credit is waiting their review.

2. Get even more control over bill pay

If you sync with QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, or Sage Intacct, you can use the dynamic bank balance on the unpaid bills tab. You can see your current default bank balance from your accounting software to help you decide which bills to pay, and when.

The unpaid bills tab shows the balance of your default bank, based on the balance at the time of the last sync. If you select bills to schedule for payment, you can hover over the balance to see what your new balance would be, if you scheduled the selected bill payments.

 

August 2020 - Release Highlights

2-way Bill sync with QuickBooks for Windows

Bill.com adds flexibility and efficiency for QuickBooks for Windows (Pro, Premier and Enterprise) payment workflows with the release of 2-Way Bill Sync. Once turned on, QuickBooks customers have the flexibility to manage payments on both QuickBooks and Bill.com with a two-way live sync. You'll enjoy more efficient workflows with the ability to start and manage a bill on either QuickBooks or Bill.com. Reduce manual data entry by creating a bill once in QuickBooks and syncing to Bill.com for easy payment. In addition, edits or status changes are kept up to date on both systems.

New and current customers should note the following release schedule:

  • Accounts integrating with QuickBooks for Windows, created on or after August 8, 2020 will automatically have 2-way bill sync
  • Accounts integrating with QuickBooks for Windows, created before August 8, 2020, stay tuned! The 2-way bill sync feature will be rolling out to you shortly. You will see information within your account when it becomes available.

July 2020 - Release Highlights

Invite even more of your international vendors to enter their bank information

Avoid payment delays due to incorrect or incomplete bank information, and unnecessary back and forth, by sending invitations to even more of your international vendors. In just a couple easy steps, your international vendors can double check their address, and enter their bank info, so you can start sending payments sooner.

This feature is available for vendors in all 137 countries where we currently send payments.

We'll even automatically send a reminder to your invited vendors if they have not entered bank information 4 days after you send the invite, no need to worry about follow up!

June 2020 - Release Highlights

1. Bill improvements

Beginning June 6, 2020, we are phasing in a new bill page with a simple slider that lets you expand the view of your document or bill details. Plus, we reorganized important bill sections for easier review and access. And that’s just the start!

2. Invite more of your international vendors to enter their bank information

Avoid payment delays due to incorrect or incomplete bank information, and unnecessary back and forth, by sending invitations to even more of your international vendors. In just a couple easy steps, your international vendors can double check their address, and enter their bank info, so you can start sending payments sooner.

This feature is available for vendors in the following countries, with more to come in the future:


Additional Resources: Multi-Currency will now automatically be enabled on clients you add to your Accountant Console

May 2020 - Release Highlights

New Bill Improvements

We’re introducing a simple slider that lets you expand the view of your document or bill details. Plus, we reorganized important bill sections for easier review and access. And that’s just the start! Keep an eye out for these changes over the next couple months. In the mean time, take a look at sneak preview!

Accountant Console UI Update 

For our accountant customers, we will be slowly rolling out the new console interface focusing mainly on changes to the top and left navigation. Stay tuned for additional updates in the future!

Canadian Vendor Invites

Now available on all accounts! Avoid payment delays due to incorrect or incomplete bank information, and unnecessary back and forth, by sending invitations to your Canadian vendors. In just a couple easy steps, your Canadian vendors can double check their address, and enter their bank info, so you can start sending payments sooner. We also added a banner to your Canadian vendors' profiles to remind you of this option.

April 2020 - Release Highlights

1. Easily control your vendors' addresses to keep them up-to-date

Keep your connected vendor records up to date even when you're linked to their account, and get payments out sooner, to the right place! While we do suggest letting the vendor manage their address in their own account, which will update your vendor record for them, we understand that there may be times this is not possible. In those cases, you can now unlock the vendor's address on your side, and update. Rest assured, this will not break the connection to your vendor, and we will automatically update your records if your vendor does update their address later. 

2. Invite your Canadian vendors to enter their bank information

Avoid payment delays due to incorrect or incomplete bank information, and unnecessary back and forth, by sending invitations to your Canadian vendors. In just a couple easy steps, your Canadian vendors can double check their address, and enter their bank info, so you can start sending payments sooner. 

3. Automatic void and reissue of Vendor Direct payments

Let us help you avoid late fees and save you time monitoring your vendor direct payment statuses. No need to worry if your vendor has misplaced their vendor direct virtual card number, or if they can't process payment. We will keep an eye on it for you, and if the card number isn't processed after 20 days, we'll automatically void the vendor direct payment, and send a new payment via the vendor's backup method - ePayment or check. There is no cost for the reissued payment or the void, and we will notify you and your vendor that a new payment is on the way. 

March 2020 - Release Highlights

iACH Payments to Canada 

To expand your international payment options, you can now choose to send iACH payments or wire payments to your vendors in Canada. iACH payments take 1 business day to deposit to your vendor, vs same day with wires, but iACH payments do not have any bank fees to your vendor. When you set up a Canadian vendor, you can select either method for payments, and change it at any time.

Google Authenticator for backup MFA  

Use Google Authenticator as another way to get backup multi-factor authentication (MFA) codes. Google Authenticator is a free downloadable mobile app that provides a new code every 30 seconds for apps linked to it. Once setup, you can open the app and use the current code as backup MFA in Bill.com.

 

February 2020 - Release Highlights

Lead time

Lead time preferences, which determine the default process date of your payments, can now be set between -60 and 100 at the account and vendor levels.

Invoice notification

You can now turn off the notification that lets you know your customer has created an invoice, in your notification preferences.

International wire exceptions

If your international wire encounters a delay or exception, we will now update the payment's arrives by date in the payment record, when the exception has been resolved.

Sync

Check number sync

We will now sync check numbers from Bill.com payments to QuickBooks Online, in the payment memo field.

Bank customer or vendor sync

To continue complying with federal recordkeeping laws, if a piece of important info is missing from a vendor or customer in your accounting software, the vendor or customer will not update in Bill.com and you will see a sync error letting you know what is missing.

 

December 2019 - Release Highlights

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)

MFA at login

In order to reduce interruptions to your workflow, especially at key times in the process, MFA at login has now be enabled for all users. This means when logging in, an MFA code will be required, then you will not be prompted for a code again unless you log out and back in, or you want to add a backup number, change your primary or backup phone numbers, or change/reset your password.

When entering codes, you can also know select to trust each device, which means you will not get prompted for a code on that device for 30 days, unless you want to add a backup number, change your primary or backup phone numbers, or change/reset your password.

MFA for Approvers

Prior to this release, users with the Approver role were not required to set up MFA due to their limited permissions. You can now request that MFA is enabled for your Approvers if you wish. Please contact Customer Support to have this enabled. Also, even if your Approver does not have MFA enabled, they will now be required to enter a phone number and then a code if they request to reset their password. The code will only be required that one time to reset the password, unless they do have MFA enabled.

Additional Resources:  Bill.com Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

 

September 2019 - Release highlights

Company Profile

With this release, we have added the option of editing business type and purpose of use to the Company Profile, on accounts that are not set to Individual Household and Government or Non Profit.

Approvals

With this release, we have updated the audit trails of bills, so that the actions of all approvers will appear in the audit trail, rather than just the first and last.

Billing Statement Export

You can now export individual billing statements to a CSV, if your account is either not on an Accountant's Console.

Network Icon

We have enhanced the Network Icon by adding a number to the orange notification dot, indicating the number of pending invitations.

International Payments

Vendor type

We have added a vendor type field to vendor records, which is required by some countries to send international wires. This field is required and will need to be updated when adding new or editing existing vendors.

New countries available for wires

59 new countries were added to our International wire offering with this release! See the article below for details.

Click and Capture IBAN and Swift

Click and Capture will now work on IBAN or Swift codes in inbox documents, to make setting up an international wire vendor via quick add as part of bill creation flow easier.

See the September 2019 Release highlights 

Previous Article
Your Next Bill.com Clients are your Tax Clients
Your Next Bill.com Clients are your Tax Clients

A how-to guide for offering bill pay services to your tax clients, further increasing your value as an advi...

Next Article
Get Bill.com Certified!
Get Bill.com Certified!

Exclusive for Partners: Earn your bragging rights with a Bill.com certification.